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HISTORY

TrepCamp was founded in 2013 as part of an initiative called Mexico-U.S. Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC), with the main focus of preparing aspiring entrepreneurs to acquire the right competencies as they embark on their entrepreneurial journey. The program use a unique methodology based in the Entrepreneurial Competencies Model, which is the methodological heart of ‘TrepCamp.

In 2014 a pilot test was conducted in which 85 people from different universities in Mexico were selected to spend three weeks at UC Berkeley to develop their entrepreneurial skills. The pilot program was so successful that in 2015 it was scaled to 250 people in 5 different entrepreneurial ecosystems of US: UC Berkeley, San Jose University, San Diego State University, NYU and Washington University.

Subsequently an online program was developed and offered to 10,000 people and during the summer 2016 the best 500 students experience a life-changing experience in the Advanced Program, but this time in 7 different universities: Seattle University, UC Berkeley, San Diego State University, San Leandro University, NYU, Georgetown University, Boston University.

Since 2013 TrepCamp has trained more than 13,500 college students and more than 800 students in the advanced program in the main innovation ecosystems in the United States, with the clear objective to help talented people like yourself to work on their potential as a high impact entrepreneur.

 

FOUNDER

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CEO & Founder of ‘TrepCamp Program, co-founder and CEO of Impulsa Business Accelerator (named Accelerator of the year in 2009 and 2012). Impulsa focuses on 2nd stage ventures that have proven their business model and require support to scale-up in a sustained and profitable way. He is also a Board Member of the National Business Incubator Association (NBIA).

His whole life has been devoted to business and his career has focused on economy and Public Policy, prior to leading Impulsa, Fernando a Harvard graduate, was a Principal Associate at McKinsey & Company, serving clients in North America, Latin America, Asia and Europe, mainly in the industrial, consumer goods, energy and financial services sectors.

And he previously served as an advisor to the General Directorate of the Ministry of Health.

Fernando is an active member of a numbers associations, Co-Chair of Diaspora Committeewithin the Mexico-US Entrepreneurship and Innovation Council (MUSEIC), member of the Clinton Global Initiative of AMEXCAP, member of the Executive Board of Work2Future in Silicon Valley, California and he is president of North of California chapter of the AEM (Asociación de Empresarios Mexicanos).